Exploring the: Engineering Thermoplastics Zone



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DuPont Spins Off Fluoropolymers, TiO2
DuPont Co., Wilmington, Del., intends to separate its Performance Chemicals segment into a completely separate company about 15 months from now.
Article Published: 12/30/2013
Commodity Resin Prices Up, Engineering Resins Steady
Strong year-end demand, somewhat tighter supplies of polyolefins, and a spike in feedstock prices with the possibility of more to come for PS, PVC and PP, have already brought higher prices to commodity resins, and continuing upward pressure will li...
Article Published: 12/30/2013
PlastiComp & DSM Developing Biobased Long-Fiber Composites
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PlastiComp, Inc., Winona, Minn., has entered into a partnership with DSM Engineering Plastics (U.S. office in Birmingham, Mich.), to develop biobased, long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) composite materials for automotive and other perform...
Article Published: 12/5/2013
Ascend Starts Up World-Scale Nylon 66 Compounding Line
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ascend Performance Materials has started-up a world-scale 66.1 million lb/yr nylon 66 compounding facility in Pensacola, Fla.
Article Published: 12/5/2013
Solvay Invests in Thermoplastic Composites
Solvay Specialty Polymers, Alpharetta, Ga., announced at the K 2013 show in Dusseldorf that it has reached an agreement to acquire a financial interest in Canadian-based Aonix Advanced Materials, Ottawa, Ont.
Article Published: 11/26/2013
Headlines from the K 2013 Show
Here’s just a taste of the innovations on display, a selection of the top headlines not covered in our September show preview.
Article Published: 11/25/2013
Engineering Plastics Kick Metals Out of the Kitchen
WEB EXCLUSIVE: At K 2013, Celanese takes metal replacement into a wholly new application—a kitchen oven.
Article Published: 11/19/2013
Materials at K 2013
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dow debuts breakthrough compatibilizer. Solvay, Borealis unveil unique materials.
Article Published: 11/19/2013
Nylon 410 Slashes Weight & Cost in Engine Crankshaft Cover
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Next-generation Volkswagen diesel engines will benefit from a multi-functional crankshaft cover made of biobased nylon 410 from DSM Engineering Plastics.
Article Published: 11/7/2013
Ticona Brands Will Become ‘Celanese’
Move applies to engineered plastics such as Hostaform/Celcon acetal, GUR UHMW-PE, and Celstran long-fiber reinforced thermoplastics, among others.
Article Published: 10/25/2013

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